Cambodia Knits are a series of quirky knitted creatures made by artisans in Phnom Penh. Creation of these designs provides ethical employment opportunities, and any residual profits are reinvested to expand the social enterprise and the cause.
The social enterprise was founded in 2009 by Monika Nowaczyk who was inspired after she learned about a similar concept in India.
"Having been aware of the difficulties faced by communities evicted from their urban homes to distant relocation sites, Monika wanted to set up an enterprise that would provide employment that was accessible and fair," the website explains.
Cambodia Knits has since taught over two dozen people how to knit and provided them with the opportunity to earn income from items that sell through the online store. The website also showcases the knitters, including photographs and short bios to give customers a glimpse into the product's history.
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Cambodia Knits Employs Marginalized People in Phnom Penh
Published: Feb 29, 2012 • References: cambodiaknits